Friday, July 29
Annual Lawn Sale
Old Stone Church, 159 Stone Church Rd., Ballston Spa
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | The sale will also be held on July 30, August 5-6. Items will be sold inside and outside rain or shine. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase. Parking lot is located behind the church.
Fridays in the Herb Garden: There’s more to an herb than its name.
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa
2 p.m. | The Saratoga County History Center and Brookside Museum invites you to join Kathleen Royka, Master Gardener, and Thymly Herb’s lead gardener at the museum’s Colonial Herb Garden. This week’s theme “Have you met an Egyptian Walking Onion? Or Good King Henry? Saint John’s-Wort? Each has a story to tell.” Questions and discussions about any aspect of gardening will be welcome. The programs are free, donations are appreciated. Children welcome; there will be 18th-century toys and games and other activities for them to explore.
Saratoga Children’s Theatre Summer Shows
615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs
Rising Stars present “Pixar” at 2:30 p.m.
615 Maple Ave., Suite 3, Saratoga Springs | 7:30 p.m. Presented by SPA City Theatre. Tickets on sale at onthestage.com/saratogachildrenstheatre. For Tickets: 10 & under $5, Students $12, Adults $18. Also showing on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. and July 31 at 2 p.m. Book by John Michael Tebelak, Directed by Bob Berenis and Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
Pond Exploration Programs ?
Saturday, July 30
Galway Public Library, 2112 East St, Galway
10:30 a.m. | Exploring Foraging with Anne Best. Registration for the program, which is suitable for all ages, is required at 518-882-6385. More program information is available on the website, www.galwaypubliclibrary.org.
Fundraiser for Jagger Zopp
Ribbon Café, 11 Prospect St., Ballston Spa
1 – 3:30 p.m. | Together with local families, Ribbon Café will be putting on a Lemonade Stand with all proceeds benefiting a local 3-year-old with cancer. Enjoy a nice cold glass of lemonade, buy snacks, listen to music, shop vendors and put your money towards a real local cause. Several local families are teaming up with the locally known restaurant to provide a sweet treat stand in the hopes of raising money for Jagger Zopp. Link to donate: www.gofundme.com/f/lemonade-stand-to-benefit-jagger-zopp?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1 or you can make checks payable to Kelsey Zopp. Facebook event link: facebook.com/events/s/lemonade-stand-cancer-benefit/579349053851967/
Saratoga Style: Potato Chips and Their Regional Folklore
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., Ballston Spa
1 – 5 p.m. | The Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum new exhibit explores the many stories that have claimed to explain the story behind the snack, from disgruntled customers to kitchen mishaps. The history of the legendary George Crum is examined, along with his experiences as a cook and outdoor guide of African and Native American ancestry. Learn more about this contender for inventor of potato chips, along with other possible innovators who may have been responsible for the irresistibly crispy potatoes. Visit the website (www.brooksidemuseum.org) and social media accounts
(@SaratogaCoHistory) for news and announcements.
Sunday, July 31
Summer Sunday Stroll: Summer Cottages of North Broadway
Meet in front of Witt Construction, NW Corner of North Broadway and Van Dam St., Saratoga Springs
Monday, August 1
5 K Trail Series
Tuesday, August 2
Congress Park History Tours
Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 a.m.
Our experienced guides will tell you the stories of how Saratoga became the “Queen of Spas” in the 19th Century. The tragic story behind the Trask Family and the Spirit of Life statue. The history of the Saratoga City Museum and its notorious reputation as the highest rolling gambling casino in the US. How the city rallied to restore the historic Spit and Spat statues. Cost is $20, children under 12 free.
National Night Out
Clifton Commons, Front of Ice Rink, Clifton Park | 5 – 8 p.m. Southern Saratoga Art Society will have a booth under the Big Tent with information, artwork and even a separate “sketching tent” with a live subject and a still life for the public to sketch. Materials will be available for you to sketch or bring your own. There will be food and other vendors to view. Let’s celebrate this event which takes place in other towns/cities throughout the nation, all on the same night.
Toast to the Ta Ta’s
Village Pizzeria & Ristorante, 2727 Route 29, Middle Grove | 6 p.m.
Wednesday, August 3
Stuffed Shells Dinner Take Out
Saratoga Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs | 4:30 – 6 p.m.
For curbside pickup only. Menu: stuffed shells, meatballs, sweet sausage, tossed salad, garlic toast. Dinner for 2 / $30. Cash only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m.–Noon to place an order. 518-584-2585.
Take Out Ziti Dinner
Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, 768 Charlton Rd., Charlton
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Menu: ziti, meatballs, salad, Italian bread, brownie. Cost is $15. Net proceeds go to support the Summer School Lunch Program. Tickets available at Mail N’ More in Burnt Hills.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs | 7 p.m.
A poetry reading by Katrinka Moore. An open mic poetry reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. and the readings will start at 7 p.m. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students. The featured reading will also be livestreamed. You can find a link for the livestream at caffelena.org.
Karner Blue Butterfly Walk ?
Old Gick Farm, Wilton Wildlife Preserve, 80 Scout Rd., Wilton | Noon – 1 p.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. The endangered Karner blue butterfly has two broods every year. The first brood emerges in late May and the second brood in early July. On a guided walk through the meadows, learn about the Saratoga Sandplains ecosystem on which this animal thrives and how it became endangered. Registration is required via our website at wiltonpreserve.org or by calling the office at 518-450-0321.
POP Club for Kids ?
Saratoga Farmers’ Market, 112 High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs | 3 – 6 p.m. The Power of Produce Club for Kids (POP Club) is back for our 7th season thanks to the support of the Christopher Dailey Foundation! POP Club is a free 10-week program held on Wednesdays at the farmers’ market. Children may show up any time between 3-6 pm to participate in a fun, educational activity. Children who participate are given a $2 POP coin to spend on fresh fruit and vegetables at the market, and they will earn a stamp in their POP Passport (4 stamps=a prize!).
Thursday, July 28
Schuylerville Veterans’ Memorial Park, US 4 and NY 32, Schuylerville
4 p.m. | Sean Kelleher, Historian for the Town of Saratoga, and Vice President at the Saratoga County History Center will lead a walking tour of Schuylerville. Visiting the sites that relate to General Philip Schuyler and his family within the current landscape. Philip Schuyler was an American general in the Revolutionary War and a United States Senator from New York. He established a large plantation in Saratoga and helped develop the area. Parking is available along the village streets. The tour distance is one mile and duration one hour. Suggested donation $10 per registration. Register for the tour at brooksidemuseum.networkforgood.com/events/45153-historians-walking-tours-schuyler-s-saratoga-thursday-aug-4th
Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park
Iron spring Park, Front Street, Ballston Spa | 6 – 8 p.m.
The BSBPA presents the 2022 Concerts in the Park summer concert series. Free and open to the public. It is a great family friendly event made possible by our sponsors each year. Bring your blanket & chairs to the park for a great evening of live music in the village! This week’s featured concert: Annual Ice Cream Social with The Union Fire Company Band.